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Stock market Live: The Nifty Realty rose nearly 3 per cent, while Nifty IT was up 1.6 per cent
The S&P BSE Sensex scripted history and ended above the 60,000-mark for the first time on Friday. The BSE barometer added 163 points to close at 60,048, after falling scaling a new peak of 60,333 in intra-day deals. It's NSE counterpart, Nifty50, too closed at fresh closing peak of 17,853, up 30 points. The index had hit a new lifetime high of 17,948 earlier today.
Asian Paints, Eicher Motors, M&M, HCL Technologies and HDFC Bank were the top gainers on the Nifty, while Tata Steel, JSW Steel, SBI, Divis Labs and Axis Bank were the top laggards.
In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap index fell 1 per cent, while SmallCap index slipped 0.3 per cent. Barring, Nifty IT, Auto and Realty all other sectoral indices, ended in the red.